Natural Belly Cork Panel 60X30 cm
★ Natural Cork Bark
★ 60x30cm / 23.6x11.8 inches
★ Suitable for Vivariums and Terrariums
★ Perfect for displaying your air plants
★ Made in Portugal
These cork panels are made out of virgin cork pieces that are attached under high pressure to an agglomerate cork panel. The backing agglomerate cork panel is flat and smooth allowing easy mounting on the wall, while the main surface is rough ensuring a 3D-effect..
These cork panels are suitable to use as air plants planters or for vivariums and Terrariums backgrounds. The resins used to attach the cork pieces to the background are water based and harmless to all pets.
Bark cork is ideal for air plants because it retains moisture from the environment and it gives your air plants a jungly look. Also, bark cork does not get rotten or goes mouldy when it gets wet. This means that you can spray your air plant constantly without worrying about damaging your walls at home or getting any mould on them. Please note that this listing does not include the air plants.
The product can be assembled with an adhesive for cork or a strong double-sided mounting tape or simply hang them from the ceiling with a string if you are using them to display air plants.
If you need to cut them to size, don't worry! They are reasonable easy to cut and any wood cutting tool will do. They cut like soft wood.
If you are thinking big, we also offer these cork panels in larger sizes.
The three available sizes are:
30x30cm / 11.8x11.8 inches
60x30cm / 23.6x11.8 inches
90x60cm / 35.4x23.6 inches
The larger panels are also great to create a feature wall with natural, raw, organic and environmentally friendly feel. As with all cork boards these, in addition to their decorative value, additionally influence the improvement of acoustics and increase thermal insulation, which raises the comfort of the room.
All our cork products are made in Portugal. Portugal is the largest producer of cork in the world.
The cork oak tree is covered in thick, knobby bark that was probably developed for forest fire survival. This is where the cork comes from. When harvested, the tree is left standing while the bark is peeled off and cut from the tree. The bark eventually grows back and can be reharvested every nine to twelve years. A healthy cork oak that lives to be two hundred years old can be harvested up to sixteen times.
Portugal has the largest number of cork oak trees in the world and is subsequently the world’s leader in cork production. The trees can also be found in much of southwestern Europe and northwestern Africa. Cork oaks usually occur alongside numerous other tree species like wild olive, maritime pine, stone pine, and other oak species. Cork oak forest mosaics promote biodiversity as a whole, making habitat available to numerous plant and animal species, including endangered animals like the Barbary Macaque, Barbary deer, Iberian imperial eagle, and the Iberian lynx.
When managed correctly, cork can be a lucrative, renewable timber product. Harvested cork oak trees store five times more carbon than unharvested trees since they use additional carbon to regenerate their bark. Cork forests are not only invaluable biodiversity preserves, but also necessary carbon sinks.
Hooray for renewable resources!
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